Directory

Our directory lists health, legal, and social service providers as well as programs that have expressed a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care to LGBTQ parents, prospective parents, and their children.

While the emphasis is on listings within the greater Toronto area, it includes listings from across Ontario.

Many families are unsure where to start to find LGBTQ competent lawyers, family doctors, fertility clinics, adoption professionals, doulas, midwives, or child care workers. This directory allows LGBTQ people to search for providers within their geographic area who have experience working with our communities.

Rainbow Health Ontario provides a similar directory which includes only health and social service providers across Ontario.

Mental Health

First Name: Barbara
Last Name: Brown
City: Toronto
Specialties: Counselling/Mental Health/Therapy
Service Description:

Over 25 years in the mental health field (17 years in private practice) with specialities including sexuality, gender, trauma, addictions, anxiety, depression, and spirituality. I am a poly / kink aware practitioner.

Language: English
Services Provided:
Service Fees: Fee for service
Access to Service: Appointment required, Self Referral
Email: psychotherapy.barbarabrown@gmail.com
Postal Code: M6G 1A5
Province: ON
Address: 201 - 489 College Street
Phone: 416-912-7087
Client Groups: Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people
First Name: Lesley
Last Name: Miller
City: Hamilton
Service Description:

Dr. Lesley Miller is a Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed her Ph.D. degree in Psychology in 2011 at the University of Toronto. Over the past 12 years she has held clinical positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in both the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and the Neuropsychology Consultation Service. Dr. Miller works with adults in the areas of clinical and counselling psychology. She has a special interest in cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety disorders, depression, and chronic pain as well as supportive therapy for issues related to relationships and identity. Services are lesbian, gay, trans, and queer positive. She is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association and the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health. Serving Oakville, Burlington, and Hamilton

Language: English
Services Provided:
Access to Service: Self referral, Referral from doctor, Referral from other service provider, Appointment required
Website: www.burlingtonpcs.com/
Email: lmiller@burlingtonpcs.com
Postal Code: L7R2E3
Province: ON
Address: 2289 Fairview Street, Unit 318
Phone: (905) 631-9991 ext. 104
Client Groups: Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people
First Name: Dr. Ashraf
Last Name: Ahmed
City: Toronto
Specialties: Psychologist
Service Description:

I am Registered Psychologist, and in my private practice my work is with children, adolescents, families and adults. I work from a humanistic and culturally sensitive perspective providing psychotherapy and assessments for LGBTQ individuals and their loved ones.

Language: English
Access to Service: Self referral, Referral from doctor, Referral from other service provider, Appointment required
Email: drashrafahmed@gmail.com
Postal Code: M5B 1J3
Province: Alberta
Address: 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1405
Phone: (647) 215-4050
Client Groups: Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people
First Name: Dara
Last Name: Roth Edney
City: Toronto
Credentials: RSW
Specialties: Counselling/Mental Health/Therapy,Assisted Reproduction Services
Service Description:

Dara Roth Edney has been practicing social work in Toronto, Canada for more than 12 years. Her focus includes assisted reproduction (AR) counselling as well as mental health research. She works closely with individuals and families of all kinds, as they navigate their way through the assisted reproduction system.

Based on her personal experiences with surrogacy and her educational background, Dara has designed a unique practice with a particular focus on 3rd party reproduction, providing counselling for people as they work through AR decision-making processes and other AR-related issues. She specializes in counselling for Intended Parents/Recipient Families and assessments for egg and sperm donors, surrogates and embryo donation arrangements. As well, Dara offers support when infertility is a factor or a prenatal/perinatal loss has occurred.

Dara’s clients come from all over the world and she works closely with well-respected clinics, doctors, supporting agencies and other professionals. In particular, more than half of Dara’s clients are from LGBTQ communities and she has worked closely with LGBTQ individuals, families and agencies for most of her career. She is dedicated to supporting the unique needs, celebrations and challenges faced by LGBTQ people as they build families. She is a committed advocate and is proud to stand up for her clients to ensure AR options are equitably accessible to them in ways that suit their needs.

Professional credentials and memberships:
• MSW, Social Work, University of Toronto
• BSW, York University
• BA, McGill University
• Registered Social Worker (RSW), Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
• Member, Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS);
• Member, Counselling Special Interest Group (CCSIG) of the CFAS;
• Member, Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
• Professional Member, Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC)
• Member, Advisory Committee of a research study exploring the experiences of LGBTQ people with assisted human reproduction services in Ontario (conducted by the LGBTQ Parenting Network, Sherbourne Health Centre and the Researching for LGBT Health team of The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto)
• Regularly invited speaker at the Dykes Planning Tykes/Daddies & Papas 2B Fertility Fair where she speaks about her professional and personal experiences of surrogacy.

Language: English
Service Fees: Fee for service
Access to Service: Self referral, Referral from doctor, Referral from other service provider, Appointment required
Website: http://informedfertility.ca/
Email: dara@informedfertility.ca
Postal Code: M6G 2V3
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto
Address: 773 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 416-697-3191
Client Groups: Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people
First Name: Jena
Last Name: Ledson
City: Toronto
Specialties: Addiction,Anxiety,Career/Work Issues,Creative Blocks,Depression,Fertility/Infertility,Gender/Sexuality,Loneliness,Meaning of Life,Relationship Issues,Self-Destructive Patterns,Underemployment
Service Description:

Jena Ledson has been in private practice in Toronto for over seven years. Her philosophy and approach are informed by a solid theoretical base, her own life and therapy experiences, and her ongoing work with clients. She provides psychotherapy and counseling services for individuals working on a range of issues. Jena is trained in both psychodynamic psychotherapy (Centre for Training in Psychotherapy) and cognitive behavioural therapy – CBT (OISE). She is both a clinical member of, and the Director of Technology for, the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, and a member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.

Language: English
Services Provided:
Service Fees: Fee for service
Access to Service: Self referral, appointment required
Website: www.jenaledson.com
Email: therapy@jenaledson.com
Postal Code: M4K 1N2
Province: ON
Address: 253 Danforth Avenue
Phone: 416-912-5480
Client Groups: Men, Women, Trans people, Children, Youth, Adults, Seniors, LGBT parents, Family members of LGBT people

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If you are an LGBTQ-friendly health or social service provider in Ontario or your organization provides an LGBTQ-friendly program or service, we encourage you to list yourself or your organization in the Service Directory. Click here to fill out our online form.

This directory has been created for information purposes only. The LGBTQ Parenting Network is not able to screen service providers and we cannot make any guarantees about the quality of their services. By using this directory, you agree to our Terms of Use.

 

Other Directories

Rainbow Health Ontario

This directory lists  health and social service providers as well as programs that have expressed a commitment to providing competent and welcoming care to LGBTQ people in Ontario.

Trans Birth

Trans Birth is a directory created to connect trans* and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities. Includes listings from across Canada and the US.